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of parole, rather than the death penalty. >> reporter: this week, the defense team will fight for jodi arias' life. while today it remains unclear what arias will say to the jury who convicted her. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> and here's lester. >> thanks. >>> now an update on a story we first brought to you last september during our coverage from afghanistan. an interview with army private about to finish boot camp stateside came with a special surprise. about to talk to her dad deployed in afghanistan. since that moment, the father and daughter have not been able to reunite in person, until a very special celebration just a few weeks ago. ♪ in the piccoli family, military service is a shared sacrifice. >> having a dad in the military completely -- it's a different life. and i remember when i was in fifth grade and my dad went to iraq, i remember how sad it was, you know, my father leaving my family behind. >> reporter: 11 months ago, lieutenant colonel frances piccoli, a marine, deployed to a combat zone again, this time to afghanistan. two months later, his da
.j. simpson's defense attorney, on friday, it was yale galanter on the defensive. >> i don't think i could have fought harder, done more, or -- i mean, i really did. i put every ounce of blood, sweat, and soul i had into defending him. >> o.j.'s current defense lawyers requesting a new trial for him. saying galanter botched the 2008 trial where he was convicted of armed robbery of memorabilia from two las vegas dealers. lawyers argued galanter mismanaged the defense funds, failed to adequately challenge key prees pieces of the prosecu evidence and gave o.j. bad advice. assertions galanter denies. >> i advised him i didn't think he should testify. >> reporter: galanter says it was the best advice he could give and dismisses claims by o.j. that he told him about the plan to get the memorabilia. >> mr. simpson never told me he would go into the palace station with a bunch of thugs, that he asked to bring guns, keep people in a room and forcibly take his property back, and the insinuation that i would have blessed it or anybody else with a license to practice law would have blessed it is insan
former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld returns to "meet the press." this time he's out of office and weighing in on the big issues in "rumsfeld's rules." >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >> good sunday morning. tough week for president obama. one columnist wondering if the president like president clinton before him could actually emerge stronger from all of this, while others see the swirl of the controversies making it stronger for the president to succeed with his second-term agenda. the president is going to address congratulations watts at moorehouse college this morning. and thursday he'll deliver a speech on counterterrorism. here this morning one of the men trying to direct a response to all of these controversy, the president's senior adviser, dan pfeiffer, a man who has been with the president since his 2008 campaign. good to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> i've been reading that the white house wouldn't spend more than 10% on these controversies. jay car
, the white house went on the defensive today. though the president himself steered clear of the controversies. nbc's peter alexander has the latest. >> bomb! bomb! >> reporter: with the president addressing graduates at the historically black morehouse college in atlanta today, no mention of the convergence of trofrz sti controversies still brewing in washington. the washington is aggressively responding calling this aggressive and absurd. on the irs issue -- >> no question republicans are trying to make political hay. >> reporter: a senior advisor speak out. >> when they want to do when lacking a positive agenda is try to drag washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions and trumped up allegations. >> reporter: president obama's agency promising a top-down review. >> there is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration. it is no wonder that the agents and the irs sort of get the message. the president demonizes his opponents. >> reporter: but gop leaders concede there is no evidence the white house ordering the targeting of conservatives. >> we don't have anything to s
broke the tie. the team kicked up the defense to keep the padres from tying it up again. nats win 6-5. >>> a beer at the ball games not cheap and this fan knows it. take a look at this video. there you go. fan in colorado makes an awesome grab on a home run ball and spills just a drop of his beer. >> it was all foam. >> and the guy in the purple hat catches it. the crowd goes wild. they are cheering. not everyone is that lucky. a fan in anaheim wasn't as talented. it's an epic crash between him and some other fans chasing a foul ball. they all get wet instead. >>> tonight is a season finale of "saturday night live." it ends with a farewell to a long-time cast member. mark barger reports. >> we got the girl. i've got to get out of here. >> reporter: after eight seasons of memorable impressions and indelible characters, senat"sat night live"'s bill hader says good-bye after this week's edition hosted by ben affleck. >> hi, my name is bill hader and i like it funky and sweet. >> reporter: hader said leaving snl was a hard decision but it has to happen at some point. seth meyers is also
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